Music, Culture, and Identity in Latin America | Rowman & Littlefield
Music, Culture, and Identity in Latin America
Music is one of the most distinctive cultural characteristics of Latin American countries. But, while many people in the United States and Europe are familiar with musical genres such as salsa, merengue, and reggaetón, the musical manifestations that people listen to in most Latin American countries are much more varied than these commercially successful ones that have entered the American and European markets. The Music, Culture, and Identity in Latin America series examines the ways in which music is used to advance identity claims in different Latin American countries and among Latinos in the US. The series sheds new light on the complex ways in which music provides people from Latin American countries with both enjoyment and tools for understanding who they are in terms of nationality, region, race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexuality and migration status (among other identitarian markers). Music, Culture, and Identity in Latin America seeks to be truly interdisciplinary by including authors from all the social sciences and humanities: political science, sociology, psychology, musicology, cultural studies, literature, history, religious studies, and the like.

Editor(s): Pablo Vila ( and Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste (
Advisory Board: Pablo Alabarces, Silvia Citro, Juan Pablo González, Eloisa Martin, Frederick Moehn, Patricia Oliart, and Abril Trigo
Staff editorial contact: Mark Lopez (